My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. You create your own destiny.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Watching the sun set in the Pacific, from any part of the California coast, with my husband at my side.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. For a heroine, Scarlett O'Hara in GONE WITH THE WIND. For a hero, Jonathan Pine in THE NIGHT MANAGER.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. my family: my husband, Martin, and our two children: Austin and Anna.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, into San Francisco, from Marin County. To me, that says "adventure"...
October 31, 2011They like me. They really, really like me.
I now know how Sally Field felt.
Writers have their own version of The Other 99 Percent.
Concurrently, there is the 1 Percent, too: those authors who have been lucky enough have some pretty powerful -- and persistant -- fairy godfolk to help them prosper in this quirky profession: like an agent who wiped off the slush around them and saw a gem of a great book; and an editor who fell in love with the author's voice and charactres, and heralded the book through committee, so that it could be published; and let's not forget the publishing houses are willing to make spend money -- on... see more
August 12, 2010Date and Time: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Location: 200 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Isle, WA 98110-1812
To purchase tickets, go to: http://www.BetweenThePagesEvents.org
Jane Smiley (Private Life)
Josie Brown (Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives)
Eileen Goudge (Once in a Blue Moon)
Joshilyn Jackson (Backseat Saints)
Tatjana Soli (The Lotus Eaters)
I'm very excited to be a part of Between The Pages - Seattle 2010. This is a fundraiser for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, which serves the communities on the islands in and around Seattle Bay. Their... see more
August 12, 2010Women behaving wildly is the theme at Women Who Write, the monthly book salon thrown by memoirist and club promoter Vicki Abelson in Montrose, CA.
In June, I was lucky to be invited as one of the guest readers, along with comedians Marc Maron and see more
May 10, 2010I can honestly say that the book that made the biggest difference in my life was Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.
I was born and raised (that's how we say it where I'm from) in and around Atlanta Georgia, and Ms. Mitchell's tome was as ubiquitous as the King James Bible in most of the households there. At that time, Atlanta —and most of the Southern states—had never gotten over losing the war.
I think that has changed, for the most part.
At 733 pages, it is an intimidating read for most adults. I picked it up at thirteen, and was immediately enthralled with the story. How could you not be, what with... see more